Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 18, 2008
About 5 percent of Bulloch County's registered voters made it to the polls Tuesday, approving the extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to 2014 that will fund the construction of three local elementary schools.
(Note: The following is the fifth in a weekly series of stories about some "Unsung Heroes" in the Bulloch County school system.)
Bulloch County public school's "severe and profoundly" handicapped students are taught in a specially equipped classroom at the new Statesboro High School. The classroom is not hidden away in a separate building, but is located just off of the school commons area.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Tuesday, March 17, 2008
Everyone knows of someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to serving others, and the deadline is swiftly approaching for nominating deserving citizens for the Deen Day Smith Service to Mankind Awards.
A $500 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a man police say was involved in a shooting incident that critically injured a 15-year-old.
Statesboro Police arrested a man Sunday morning they said became angry and drove recklessly, intentionally striking a man and aiming his truck at a woman.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Monday, March 16, 2008
In a last-minute "best interest" plea, a woman facing a retrial of the 1998 murder of her husband pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
There is an election Tuesday. Or, more precisely, there is a referendum. Only one issue is on the ballot, but make no mistake, what Bulloch County voters elect to do will have as much direct impact on their lives as any vote they will cast for some time.
The Southeast Bulloch High School marching band has been recognized for its quality at many state competitions the past few years.
2009 is beginning with even more honors. The first was an invitation to participate in the 37th Annual Southeastern United States Honor Band held at Troy State University in Troy, Ala., Feb. 5-7.
Lack of understanding and awareness of an upcoming election held for voters to approve or vote down a proposed extension of a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) for Bulloch County school construction could result in a low voter turnout, said Bulloch County Chief Probate Clerk Patricia Lanier Jones.
The retrial of a woman convicted in 1999 of killing her husband is set to begin Monday immediately after jury selection, said Bulloch County Clerk Teresa Tucker.
Statesboro Police made a third arrest Friday in connection to a shooting incident that happened Tuesday, but are still seeking 17-year-old Dante Ravon Williams, who police said is one of two suspects who actually fired shots. One victim, a 15-year-old, remains in critical condition after suffering multiple gunshot wounds. Friday, police charged Reginald Kentay Hagins, 18, Harvey Wilson Road, Portal, with participation in criminal street gang activity, aggravated battery and two counts of aggravated assault, said Capt. Scott Brunson.
Studio Statesboro Vodcast - Friday, March 12, 2008
PHOENIX - The Islamic State group claimed responsibility Tuesday for the assault on a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, but counterterrorism experts said IS has a history of asserting involvement in attacks in which it had no operational role.
Gwen Bradley, the Southeast National Day of Prayer Task Force Coordinator, will be special guest speaker for the local observance at noon Thursday on the Bulloch County Courthouse lawn.
A Portal man was taken to jail Tuesday afternoon, charged in a crash between his motorcycle and a passenger car.
Statesboro police are looking for a man who was caught peeping into a bathroom stall at a local business Friday.
Statesboro City Council is considering new rules that set special conditions on city employees, city elected officials and their relatives obtaining adjustments to their water and sewer bills.
A member of the rap group Migos, jailed without bond after an April 18 arrest at a Georgia Southern University concert, racked up more charges Saturday after a fight behind bars.
A Metts Road man driving a utility vehicle pulled into the path of an oncoming car Friday night, causing a crash that sent him to the hospital.
Ongoing projects and marketing successes are increasing tourists' exposure to Bulloch County's musical and agricultural heritage, developing Statesboro's status as a "sports mecca" and introducing it to travel writers.
The sale of McDougald Oil Company a few months ago to Bulloch County natives Greg Sikes and Chris Thompson marks the end of McDougald family ownership as one of Bulloch County's oldest family owned businesses.
The Bulloch County Schools' superintendent and chief financial officer have presented a budget that calls for a 2-mill increase in property taxes to support leveled funding among the schools and pay raises for their employees.
For Jim Hilliard's full, unedited account of the Rolling Stones concert at Georgia Southern, see the full article here.
The Georgia Southern University all-girl cheerleading squad secured its fifth national championship title earlier this month at the 2015 National Cheerleading Association Collegiate National Championships held in Daytona Beach, Florida.
It's been a little more than a week since the tragic accident on Interstate 16 cut the lives of five nursing students from Georgia Southern University far too short. The healing process from the horrific events of April 22 is in the beginning stages across the campus, and, indeed, across the entire community.
The following is the unabridged version of Jim Hilliard's story about the Rolling Stones
With its efforts to revitalize South Main Street and maintain a lively downtown, Statesboro has become one of 50 America's Best Communities quarterfinalists. The top three finalists will receive awards of $3 million, $2 million and $1 million.